City seeks help for focus groups on communication

When it comes to communicating with its residents, the city of Wauwatosa wants to know what works and what doesn't.

To find out, the city has partnered with Buzz Monkeys Inc., and will conduct focus groups in May.

Three focus groups will be held at city hall, 7725 W. North Ave. Focus groups at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 11 will be comprised of local residents, and a focus group held at 7 p.m. May 12 is geared for Wauwatosa businesses.

The city seeks 10 to 15 participants for each focus group. To sign up, please email your name, business name, address, phone number and email to by May 6.

Individuals selected from the pool to participate will receive $25. Those not selected can still share viewpoints in an online survey coming in May.

Learn to understand advance care planning

Vesta Senior Network will conduct Protecting Yourself and Your Wishes With Advanced Directives at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Milwaukee Research Park, 10437 Innovation Drive, Room 121, Wauwatosa.

Presenters will be Carrie Bell, manager of supportive care services at Allay Home and Hospice Inc., and Steve Lasky, partner and elder law attorney at Moertl, Wilkins, & Campbell SC.

The program is designed to help people understand advanced care planning. Bell and Lasky will discuss what should take place when developing a health care power of attorney document and address matters such as who should be involved and what questions should be considered.

The program will also help address the financial power of attorney and how it should be used.

Reservations are required. Call Julie Vande Hei, (414) 801-7429 or visit by Tuesday, May 10, to RSVP.

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